Title

Fuelling financial literacy: estimating the impact of youth entrepreneurship training in Tanzania

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Keywords

entrepreneurship training, impact evaluation, youth unemployment, financial literacy, propensity score matching

Abstract

Training programmes are popular development interventions that aim to address problems of youth unemployment. This paper estimates the impact of a youth entrepreneurship programme in Tanzania on financial literacy and employment knowledge. Using primary data within a successive cohort design in a community-led programme, the authors employed propensity score matching and fixed-effect estimation methods to assess changes in knowledge, skills and attitudes of marginalised youth. They found strong positive effects of the programme on key intermediate employment outcomes: savings ability, employment confidence and personal finance. The positive impact of this programme supports youth entrepreneurship training programme and non-experimental evaluation methods.

Volume

8

Issue

2

This document is currently not available here.

Published Version

Share

COinS